This course is designed to introduce 2nd year students to the normal binocular status of the human eye. It introduces the students to the visual pathway and visual direction in order to understand the process of vision. It also emphasizes on the advantages of binocular vision (BV), fusion of the images and stereopsis. The course also gives a basic knowledge of the normal and abnormal ocular motility and fixation disparity. The students will also learn a variety of orthoptic and binocular vision techniques, special diagnostic tests and instrumentations used in the investigation of binocular functions and diseases.
Normal binocular vision : theory, investigation, and practical aspects
Stidwill, David. Fletcher, Robert
Practical binocular vision assessment. 2004
Authors: Eperjesi, Frank & Rundstrom, M. M
Provide students with basics terminology and theoretical concepts that describe normal binocular vision.
Provide students with the essential knowledge of different ophthalmic instrumentations and diagnostic tests principles that are used in the assessment of binocular vision.
Understanding of the indications for using the different clinical techniques and instrumentations that are used in vision assessment.
Gain enhanced knowledge in selective areas of binocular vision and eye research.
Unexcused absences of more than 10% of the required attendance will deserve a fail in this course.
In a case of excused absence e.g. illness or emergency, students should contact the course coordinator immediately. And a formal written excuse from the physician should be submitted by the student in a case of illness, otherwise the absence will be considered unexcused.
In case of absence on the date of exam(s), students will not be allowed to set for a makeup exam unless they have got an approval from the deanship of AMS for this regard.
Students are expected to be a good participant during the course lectures'
Students are expected to think critically about the knowledge that they will get during the course.
Students should set for all the specified examinations, as well as quizzes
Students are obligated to do all assignments & homework
All feedback, comments, opinions, concerns, requests, enquires or questions are welcomed & should be discussed in the first place with the course coordinator; either by email or in-person.
If the course instructor hasn't been cooperative regarding a specific issue, students can follow the hierarchy starting with the head of the department, followed by the dean & finally the president office. Until their problem(s) is solved.
Exams results, feedback as well as key answers will be reported & discussed after one week of the examinations date.
Questions regarding lectures' contents can either be discussed during the lecture (preferably) or during the office hours